Raila attends burial of Narok protest victim, demands justice
02 February 2015, 19:29
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has attended the funeral Monday, of a man killed last week during a protest march in Narok.
The man, Sikona Muntet was killed after police interventions after thousands of residents protested poor governance in the County, demanding the resignation of their Governor Samuel Ole Tunei.
The protest turned violent after police intervened and according to reports, live bullets were fired to try calm down the raging crowd.
Raila criticized the government for using excessive force in matters which the public had a right to protest over.
" It is unfortunate that the government has chosen to use force against its own people. We saw the incident where teargas was used against school children. Now this is a sad one too. Is the government for or against its own people?," he posed.
Area residents led by MPs named a road in the town after the late Muntet.
Four MPs and area Senator Stephen Ole Ntutu were arrested after the protests and charged in court for incitement. They were released on a KES 500,000 bond each.
Raila also last week attended the court session for the legislators to show his support over alleged government oppression.
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